Macron insists rights issues were discussed with Egypt's El-Sisi

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French President Emmanuel Macron, hosting an official visit to Paris by his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, said on Tuesday that rights abuses in the Middle East country were discussed in joint talks but that he he understood the “context” of the fight against violent guerrilla groups in Egypt, which Amnesty International says is 'facing its worst human rights crisis in recent history'.

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French President Emmanuel Macron said he told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi that the fight against Islamic terrorism is “stronger when we defend human rights and individual liberties,” reports Bloomberg.